2016-2017 Philippine Cup


Team Leaders

PPG: E. Daquioag (17.33)
RPG: C. Newsome (9.67)
APG: C. Hodge (5.67)
SPG: C. Newsome (1.67)
BPG: C. Hodge (1.67)


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SH 28 63 90 120
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Meralco signs Alex Stephenson for Commissioner’s Cup

February 24, 2017

Meralco secures the services of 6-foot-10 Alex Stepheson for the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Photo from Meralco Bolts’ official Twitter account.Seeking to solve its rebounding woes in the import-laden conferences, Meralco caught a big fish as it signed Alex Stepheson for the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

Team manager Paolo Trillo confirmed the news as the Bolts gets a much needed boost down low with the acquisition of the 6-foot-10 slotman.

“We wanted to bring him in last year. He was one of our top options, but we had a hard time signing him because he got called up,” he said.

Stepheson saw action for the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Clippers after racking in hardware in his stops in Slovenia and Turkey....

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Meralco feeling a 'bit of urgency' after losing streak hits three games

January 05, 2017

Meralco head coach Norman Black wants his players to work hard in practice so they won't be eliminated. Photo courtesy of the PBA Media Bureau.MANILA, Philippines – The Meralco Bolts need to play with a sense of urgency for the remainder of the elimination round of the PBA Philippine Cup especially after losing three consecutive games.

After a 2-1 start to the conference, the Bolts dropped their last three assignments. They squandered leads against Alaska and Phoenix, and were then comprehensively outplayed by defending champion San Miguel last December 28.

"There is a bit of urgency, yes," Meralco coach Norman Black said after their 101-86 defeat to the Beermen, which saw their record dip to 2-4....

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Error-prone Newsome hopes to lessen turnovers

December 30, 2016

Chris Newsome. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChris Newsome, the PBA’s reigning Rookie of the Year, had a line to forget in Meralco’s 101-86 loss to defending Philippine Cup champions San Miguel as he put up a triple-double with one glaring statistical anomaly.

He had 16 points, 12 rebounds, but turned the ball over 11 times as the Bolts dropped their third straight game.

“It wasn’t the triple-double I like, that’s something that I understand and I take full responsibility as a player,” said Newsome Wednesday at Cuneta Astrodome. “I’m not one to throw my anything at my other teammates.”...

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Meralco coach Black sees no positives in SMB loss

December 30, 2016

Norman Black. PBA IMAGESMeralco head coach Norman Black wasn’t in the mood to look at any bright moments in his team’s 101-86 loss to defending champion San Miguel in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Cuneta Astrodome.

“Bad game, that’s all I can really tell you,” said Black as the Bolts dropped to 2-4 and absorbed their third straight loss. “We got to a horrible start, we couldn’t defend the perimeter, we couldn’t defend the paint.”

And Black wasn’t sugarcoating what he said about is team’s lack of defense. ...

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San Miguel overpowers Meralco for solo first place

December 29, 2016

 Alex Cabagnot scored 17 of his 20 points for San Miguel in the first half. Photo courtesy of the PBA Media BureauMANILA — A low-scoring game by June Mar Fajardo used to mean bad news for San Miguel.

Nowadays, his teammates are stepping up and that could mean trouble for the rest of the league.

San Miguel raced to a fast start to drop Meralco, 101-86, in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City on Wednesday....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2016-2017 Philippine Cup 3 8 0.273 11th
2015-2016 Governors' Cup 13 10 0.565 Runner-up
2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup 11 6 0.647 4th
2015-2016 Philippine Cup 1 10 0.091 12th
2014-2015 Governors' Cup 6 7 0.462 7th
2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup 8 8 0.500 4th
2014-2015 Philippine Cup 7 6 0.538 6th
2013-2014 Governors' Cup 3 6 0.333 9th
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 6 6 0.500 7th
2013-2014 Philippine Cup 5 10 0.333 9th